Hey Aileen,I imagine it depends on what kind of hair you have, but T&R does take a fair amount of time. I spent about 2 weeks doing my own. I got better at it as I went, so the front half took the most time.I tried getting my girlfriend to help, but I wasn't satisfied with the way the dreads she did came out. I ended up undoing hers and going it alone.If you're going to T&R, be careful that you "twist" enough randomness into the bunches. If you keep separating the same bunches, you end up with locks that look braided.Also, most of my T&R fell out. Only the last inch of knotting stayed, and then real dreading started beneath that. If you're going to go this route, understand that the purpose is to create an environment in which hair dreads easily, not to MAKE dreads. This album
represents my 14 weeks of dreading, started with T&R. Aileen "The Gypsy" said:
Ok thank you. The method I had used before involved this. You alternate between backcombing and t&r then coat with a very light layer of wax and palm roll occasionally to help them lock up.
I'll try this after I dye my hair perhaps. Is it relatively time consuming? Would it go faster with a friend?